Osteotomy – The Procedure Osteotomy

Osteotomy Surgery is carefully planned with the aid of specially designed digital planning computer software. To help the surgeon plan the operation accurately, each patient will have ‘long leg alignment x-rays’ performed.

During the operation accurate surgical cuts are made in either the tibia (shin bone) or femur (thigh bone) to achieve the planned correction. The corrected bone is then held firmly in place with a metal plate and screws.

This video reviews how British attitudes to Osteotomy have changed in recent years; the way that Hampshire Hosiptals NHS Foundation Trust have embraced the potential of this procedure; and how the surgery is actually carried out.

You can find more information about Osteotomy Surgery in the Osteotomy Booklet in the Resources section … or by following some of the specific links in this section of the site.